supplier Denso Corp. has opened a thermal assembly plant and
warehouse facility in Urbandale, Iowa, to supply the
construction, agriculture and electric power industries.
"With the opening of the
Urbandale facility, Denso has localized the assembly of
products for its North American customers that were previously
assembled in the United Kingdom," Denso International America
Inc. president and chief executive officer Howard Sugi said May
7. "Were excited about the opportunities we see in the
years ahead for our new site."
The new facility represents a
$500,000 investment and immediately creates seven jobs. Aichi,
Japan-based Denso expects to expand to 20 employees and nearly
double the facilitys production within the next two
years, it said.
The plant assembles cooling
modules for the agricultural and construction industries, and
handles pass-through products such as radiator assemblies and
cooling modules for the construction, agriculture and electric
The new Iowa facility is part of
Densos plan to invest nearly $2 billion in North
Americaof which $750 million is earmarked inside the
United Statesto strengthen and expand its product
development and manufacturing capabilities, the company
The company has also had a plant
in Cedar Falls, Iowa, since 1974 that mainly supports heavy
duty, off-highway engine management and other
Denso employs more than 14,000
people at 28 companies and affiliates across North America,
10,000 of them at manufacturing plants across 10 states. North
American sales totaled $6.8 billion for the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2013.